Friday, August 17, 2012

Crochet Cable Cap - Adult Cap




Adult Cap - Crochet Pumpkin Hat

This tutorial provides instructions for 3 different sizes.

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Hat with Ear Flaps - Pumpkin Crochet Cap


Video Tutorial: Crochet Cable Hat with Ear Flaps - Pumpkin Crochet Cap Left Hand Version


Skill Level - Intermediate



Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet

Gauge
4x4 inches
13 stitches
9 rows


Materials
Size H/5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Right Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the right of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the left side of the post. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.


Left Hand Version - Front Post Double Crochet - Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook to the left of the post, between the stitches, around the back and through the opposite side between the stitches on the right side of the post.. Wrap the yarn over, pull it through, complete the double crochet.



Chain 3, join.
Round 1:  Work 9 SC through the ring. Do not join. Work Continual round.
Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around. (18 single crochet total)
Round 3: Work 1 SC in each stitch around (18 single crochet total) Slip stitch in the next stitch to even off the round. Cut the yarn, pull through, give it a tug to secure. End here for a flat top cap. Continue with round 4-6 to make a stem for a pumpkin cap.

Round 4-6: 1 SC in each stitch around. Cut the yarn, pull through, give it a tug to secure.

We are skipping rounds 4-6 for a flat top cap.  The original pattern was made with a stem. Skipping rounds 4-6 will give the cap a flat top and match the video.  


Attach the new color of yarn with a slip stitch to any stitch.
Round 7: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up. Work 2 Double Crochet in each stitch around. Join with the beginning stitch.  (36 Double Crochet Total)


Round 8: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round.  *Work a FPDC in each of the next 2 stitches, work a HDC in the next stitch. Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (36 Stitches Total)


Round 9: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. *Work a FPDC in the next stitch.  Work 2 FPDC in the next stitch.  This is an increase. Work a HDC in the next stitch.  Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (48 Stitches Total)


Round 10-15: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. *Work a FPDC in each of the next 3 stitches, Work a HDC in the next stitch.   Continue around from *.  Join with the beginning stitch upon completion of the round.   (48 Stitches Total) By stopping at this point, the cap will be for an size estimate of 14-16 inches.

For the next larger cap, you will complete round 10 and then jump to round 11 under the medium cap.

Medium Size:  17-21 inches
Round 11: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 2 HDC in next stitch  - (60 stitches total)
Round 12: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches  - (60 stitches total)
Round 13- Continue for length:  Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC in each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches  - (60 stitches total) You can stop at this round for a youth size cap estimated 17-21 inches.

For the next larger cap, you will complete round 11 and then jump to round 12 under the large cap.

Large Size: 22-24 inches
Round 12: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. 1 FPDC around each of next 3, 1 HDC in each of the next 2 stitches Continue around from*. (60 stitches total)
Round 13: *2 FPDC around next stitch, 1 FPDC in each of next 2, 1 HDC in each of next 2. Continue around from* (72 stitches total)
Round 14-23: *Work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. Continue around from* (72 stitches total)

Earflaps
Row 1,3,5,7,9: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round.Work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. 1 FPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2, 1 FPDC around each of the next 4.

Row 2,4,6,8: Ch 1, this will not count as a stitch, only the step up to the next round. Work 1 BPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2. 1 BPDC around each of the next 4, 1 HDC in each of next 2, 1 BPDC around each of the next 4.

Row 10: Work 1SC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC, 1 SC, 1 SC DEC.  Cut an extra length of yarn and gather the edge of the earflap. Knot and secure. 

At this point you can attach a braid or crochet chain to the earflap.


Cut the yarn and sew in the tail upon completion.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crochet Liberty Hat - Crochet Geek





Crochet Liberty Hat

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Liberty Hat


Video Tutorial:  CrochetLiberty Hat Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
RSC - Reverse Single Crochet
SC - Single Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle



If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches


Crochet Geek YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/crochet

Stitch Instructions and Definitions

Continual Round - This is where you work work in the next stitch instead of joining the round. The purpose of this technique is to eliminate the seam.

Chain 4, join.

Round 1:  Work 12 SC through the loop  (12 single crochet total)
Round 2:  Work 2 SC in each stitch around  (24 single crochet total)
Round 3: *Work 1 SC in next stitch, work 2 SC in next stitch, repeat from *,  (36 single crochet total)
Round 4: Work 1 SC in each stitch around,   (36 single crochet total)
Round 5: *Work an individual SC in ea of the next 2 stitches,  Work an increase in the next stitch, 2 single crochet, repeat from *,  (48 single crochet total)
Round 6 - 8:  Work 1 SC in each stitch around (48 single crochet total) Cut yarn and change color
Round 9: Work a round of reverse single crochet, join

Attach the stars evenly to the cap, every 8 stitches using the chain 2 spaces

Round 10: Attach the new color of yarn to the point. Chain 6, attach to the next point of the same star, chain 4, attach to the next star. Continue around and join to the beginning stitch. (There will be 6 chain 6 loops and 6 chain 4 loops)

Round 11: *Work 1 SC in the SC, work 6 SC through chain 6, 1 SC in next SC, 4 SC in chain 4, continue around.  (72 single crochet total) Do not join, work in the continual round.

Round 12: Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.   (72 single crochet total)

Round 13-15:  Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.  (72 single crochet total)

Round 16: Work 1 SC in each of the next 2 stitches, work 2 SC in the next stitch, continue around.   (96 single crochet total)

Round 17-18:  Work 1 SC in each single crochet around, continue around.  (96 single crochet total)

Stars - Make 6 
Chain 4, join
Round 1:  Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 3 HDC through the chain, chain 3, 5 times total from *, join with the beginning stitch.  Work a slip stitch over to the chain 3 space.
Round 2: Work a chain 1, this will not count as a stitch, *Work 3 HDC chain 2, 3 HDC in the same space, 









Monday, August 13, 2012

Crochet Heart Felicity










Crochet Valentine Heart Hat 2012


How to make a crochet heart hat

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches



Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: 
Crochet Heart Felicity

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Heart Felicity Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


Abbreviations

TC - Triple Crochet - Wrapping yarn around hook 2 times
QC - Quadruple Crochet - Wrapping yarn around hook 3 times
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Heart

Work a chain 3, join

Round 1: (First Triple Crochet will need to be a chain of 5 for the step up) *TC, CH 1, TC, CH 1, TC, CH 2, Complete 4 times total from *. Instead of the CH2, work a HDC in  4th chain to join.

Round 2:  Work 2 SC in the same space. *SC in stitch, SC in space, SC in Stitch, SC in space, SC in Stitch, 3 SC in CH 2 space. Continue around from *, work 1 SC in last space, join with a slip stitch to beginning single crochet.


Round 3: Rounded segments: (2 total) Chain 1, skip 3 SC.  *In the next SC work 7 Quadruple Crochet with a chain 1 between each stitch. CH 1, work a SL ST in the next stitch. Repeat from *.

Round 4: HDC Round:  CH 1, Work 1 HDC in each stitch  down to the center point,  work 3 HDC in the center point for an increase and so the point will lay flat. Work 1 HDC in each SC to the rounded sections.  *Work 1 HDC in each stitch, 2 HDC in each space. Slip stitch in center. Repeat once from *. Join with the beginning stitch.






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